Panel Session SKL208
(Digital) Vocational Education and the Labour Market
How can we lay the foundations for stronger and digitally enabled vocational training systems? These talks offers unique insights into challenges faced by the vocational sector and solutions to transform the state of learning provision.
Axxell Utbildning Ab, Finland
I begun my career at Yrkesinstitutet Sydväst, a Finland-Swedish vocational collage, in 2000 as a teacher. When Yrkesinstitutet Sydväst merged into Axxell Vocational College in 2008, I was given the task to develop an international strategy that would enable equal rights to students and staff members to take part in international mobilities. I was also included in the task of developing tools/methodologies that would help Axxell involve employers and work mentors in the work of developing a modern pedagogy answering the needs of the labour market. During my years as Expert of International Affairs, I have been managing several European project focusing on improving/updating students´and teachers´skills and thus making sure that Axxell reasponds to the needs and demands of the working life.
In 2018 I begun managing an Erasmus+ KA2 project called @email in which I collaborate with VET providers and employers in Finland, UK, Iceland, Netherlands and France. The aim of this projectcollaboration is to develop tools and methodologies that help @email and employers to start collaborating and developing a joint pedagogy that provides students with the needed 21st century skills
Ufi, The VocTech Trust, UK
I am passionate about the potential for digital technology to positively transform the way vocational learning is delivered, and the power this will have to positively impact people’s lives and opportunities. At Ufi we have been growing our activity across a wide portfolio of projects designed to impact across the UK, delivering better, faster and more effective vocational training. Ufi has a mission to enable more vocational skills for more people, more of the time, with a focus on increasing learning and skills opportunities for communities, sectors, industries and places that are traditionally ‘unloved’.